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Top 10 Most Beautiful Women in the World

Ms. Inglish has spent 30 years working in medicine, psychology, STEM instruction, and aerospace education for Active USAF Civil Air Patrol.

Nichelle Nichols Star Trek 1967. Number One In The Galaxy.

Nichelle Nichols Star Trek 1967. Number One In The Galaxy.

It is not good enough to be beautiful. True beauty does something to change the world for the better.

Nichelle Nichols

Singer, Dancer, Actress and Advocate

Nichelle Nichols is an honorary member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority and stars in a new online edition of Star Trek stories called "Renegades."

She is responsible for dozens of astronauts from diverse backgrounds going to work for NASA from 1969 through 2017 through her work as a recruiter and good will ambassador for our national space agency.

A Young International Star

Beautiful as a famous young songstress in France, she was later known in America as an actress. She portrayed the communications officer Uhura of Star Trek: The Original Series and an admiral in the online film Star Trek: Of Gods and Men and the internet series Renegades with Walter Koenig and other original characters.

Nichelle, who was named Grace at birth, is also an author of the Saturn's Child science fiction novel series.

She is beautiful in word and actions as well as in appearance during her senior years as well as during her youth. She wrote an autobiography that included some surprising material from her Star Trek years.

I have met this celebrity and role model her at conventions, where she has helped recruit minorities and women for NASA. She is fantastic.

Please enjoy her newest Star Trek film featured below, Of Gods and Men.

Natalie Portman

This particular actress is a favorite of science fiction fans around the world, ever since seeing her work in Star Wars as Queen Amidala, wearing the unique clothing, makeup, and hairstyles of the character.

Ms. Portman was recognized with the 2018 Genesis Prize in Israel for her commitment to important social causes. She is an advocate for women and children ion war-torn areas.

Halle Berry

Lovely as herself, as Cat Woman, and even lovelier in her pregnancy photos seen often now in the news.

Ms. Berry's work on the TV series Extant in 2014 and 2015 is better than some high budget theater films. She will surely remain a star for long to come.

Halle Berry was named Number One on People Magazine's "50 Most Beautiful People in the World" ranking in 2003. She had placed int he top 10 seven different times.

Lena Horne

Miss Lena Horne is another great songstress lovely in youth and in later years.

From her role in Cabin in the Sky to several future more substantial roles in classic films of the Golden Age of TV and Movies to her classic rendition of the number Stormy Weather, she is a beauty for the ages.

Ms. Horne has a place on the International Civil Rights Walk of Fame and several recognitions and awards as an actress, singer, and early civil rights advocate.

Phylicia Rashad

Beautiful her whole life, apparently, this woman is a talented and well known actress, singer and stage director.

Excellent in two TV series with Bill Cosby and a star on Broadway in productions that include Into the Woods.

Honored with dozens of acting and philanthropic awards, Ms. Rashad was named the first Denzel Washington Chair professor in Theatre at Fordham University in 2011.

Mariska Hargitay

Exotic looking even in the long running TV series Law and Order:Special Victims Unit, Mariska is a lasting beauty.

Her character in SVU became the head of the division in the series, acting as a role model of young women in the workforce and as an advocate for victims of sexual assault and violence, no matter their age, gender, or any other demographic. This advocacy has become a lifetime commitment.

Mariska is the daughter of another beauty, actress Jayne Mansfield, who was also a genius who played classical violin for audiences on such shows as the Jack Parr Show. She acted because she loved the work. Body builder Mickey Hargitay was Jayne's husband and Mariska's father..

Ms. Hargitay speaks five languages: English, French, Hungarian, Italian and Spanish.

Jayne Mansfield

A gorgeous blonde, she made many B-level movies, but had studied physics at Southern Methodist University. She played the violin beautifully as well and had more potential than she was able to access, dying in an automobile crash at the age of 34. She is remembered for allowing audiences to know about her genius and abilities outside of acting. Real beauty does not hide one's intelligence.

Ms. Mansfield became the first major American actress to perform nude in starring role in a Hollywood film in "Promises! Promises!" .

Uma Pemmaraju

Strikingly beautiful on television newscasts like "America's News Headquarters with Uma Pemmaraju" for the Fox News enterprise, this reporter is straightforward and intelligent as well as attractive.

Uma has covered news for Fox since 1996 and has reported on the Boston Marathon Bombings, several presidential elections, and hard-to-access celebrities like Buzz Aldrin and his STEAM educational advocacy.

Uma Peramanju is the first Indian-American anchor to broadcast regularly on an American national television network.

Shakira

Shakira is not only attractive, but engaging and fun. She does not have truckloads of "drama" in her life as do many other young actresses and performers. We never hear about drug abuse and such with this young woman.

Shakira founded the Pies Descalzos Foundation, a charity in her home country that set up special schools and food for poor children all around Colombia.


Shakira is the highest-selling Colombian artist of all time, according to Sony, with at least 60 million albums sold.

Ms. Colbert portraying Cleopatra.

Ms. Colbert portraying Cleopatra.

Claudette Colbert

Miss Claudette Colbert was a famous film star of the 1930s and 1940s who continued to act and model well into her 70s. Her physical appearance hardly changed a bit and she was a lasting beauty.

Claudette filmed two of the many "nude-except-for-a-mink-coat" photo layouts done by famous women for BlackGlamma Mink, including one in her 20s and a new pose about 50 years later in her 70s. I can scarcely tell the difference.

Not Airbrushed or PhotoShopped

Artists and photographers found it much more difficult to retouch photos in the antique 1970s magazines than it is with us today, so Ms. Colbert looked amazingly good, even in her 70s.

BlackGlamma still does such fur ads, with younger celebrities, so look for them.

The series was begun during an era when wearing fur signaled high social status and wealth. Today, stars like Janet Jackson and others are posing in mink.

Beauty in the Comics - Honorary Mention: Octobriana.

This figure was a comics heroine of the 1914 October Revolution in Russia. Her look has changed for the 21st century, but I think the image of her in an antique 1960s edition I have seen is dazzling!

The image below is a more modern issue of the character, which is in the public domain and gives rise to fanzines from time to time.

Russian folk hero Octobriana.

Russian folk hero Octobriana.

© 2007 Patty Inglish MS

Comments

Patty Inglish MS (author) from USA and Asgardia, the First Space Nation on June 16, 2020:

@LaZeric Freeman - I also like the black and white photos. I never saw a color TV until the late 1970s!

LaZeric Freeman from Hammond on June 16, 2020:

Something about black and white photos ... Makes the subject timeless. Maybe that's why I watch so many black and white tv shows. Can't get enough of the Dick Van Dyke Show and The Andy Griffith Show.

Knarf the hermit. on December 03, 2018:

Truely beautiful women adorn the front cover of Vogue magazine every issue.

Gadfly from Olde London Towne on December 01, 2018:

Further to my previous posting.

I was thinking of in times of antiquity there were the 'saccubus', sirens (including Lorelie) and temptresses who tormented men.

Then we had the 'Femme fatale', the Vamp and the Hollywood casting couch. Now we have dominatrices and the honeytrap.

Patty Inglish MS (author) from USA and Asgardia, the First Space Nation on November 30, 2018:

@Ian - I think that is true.

Ian Stuart Robertson from London England on November 30, 2018:

I would not be surprised that some high profile celebrities who are not really that talented or have faded from the scene create publicity stunts just to enhance their reputation.

Patty Inglish MS (author) from USA and Asgardia, the First Space Nation on November 29, 2018:

@Gadfly - Tell us more about that.

Gadfly from Olde London Towne on November 29, 2018:

There is a strong possibility that a woman with the attributes of beauty may use this quality to their advantage.

Ian Stuart Robertson from London England on September 22, 2018:

B.B.C's presenter of Newswatch, Samira Ahmad has a beauty rating putting her in the running for one of the most beautiful women in the world.

Ian Stuart Robertson from London England on September 12, 2018:

In my opinion the tennis legend Serena Williams radiates a sensual aura of beauty. This is not to say her sister Venus does not have the same attributes.

Ian Stuart Robertson from London England on August 29, 2018:

I've just been viewing morning television programs on B.B.C. as well as I.T.V. Angela Rippon an English west country girl who was brought back from retirement (i won't reveal a Lady's age) was always beguiling and now has even more mystique to add to her unique beauty. The B.B.C.'s sports presenter Sally Nugent who has her own appreciation society also posseses a strong character whose beauty is rated highly.

Ian Stuart Robertson from London England on August 22, 2018:

Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor.

Patty Inglish MS (author) from USA and Asgardia, the First Space Nation on August 09, 2018:

Helena Bonham-Carter is how I find it in cast listings when I do advance-screening film reviews; but, thanks to everyone for all the nominations of beautiful people!

Ian Stuart Robertson from London England on August 09, 2018:

Sorry, but the correct spelling is Helena Bonham-Carter.

Ian Stuart Robertson from London England on August 08, 2018:

Helena Bonhomme - Carter being another Jewish Princess.

Ian Stuart Robertson from London England on August 04, 2018:

I personally consider Jewish women to be absolutely beautiful in all aspects.

Gal Gadot for example 'fits the bill' and 'delivers the goods' to perfection.

Gadfly. on August 01, 2018:

A special mention here on women of Eurasian origin. A very subtle merging of the confident poise of Western beauty combined with the exotic mystique of the oriental maiden.

Ian Stuart Robertson from London England on July 31, 2018:

DITA VON TEESE.

Limpet. on July 30, 2018:

I'd rate columnist and television presenter Yasmin Alabhai - Brown as quite high in the beauty stakes. With the winning combination of a handsome countenance, eloquent speech and an exotic mystique. Ms Alabhai - Brown is also an astute business woman and has had published a series of cookery books on mouth watering delights.

Ian Stuart Robertson from London England on July 23, 2018:

What about the newly crowned Miss Universe 2018. Dee-Ann Kent. Beauty rating; alluring.

Ian Stuart Robertson from London England on July 23, 2018:

I'll second that !

Limpet. on July 23, 2018:

The newly crowned Miss Universe and formerly Miss Great Britain has that 'drop dead gorgeous' beauty and an hour glass figure to flatter her personna.

Gadfly on July 20, 2018:

Gal Gadot would be vital for an updated list of the ten most beautiful women.

Limpet on July 20, 2018:

I am inclined to admire Emma Watson for her calm quiet beauty. There is quite a few articles on the Hub pages pertaining to Emma Watson but i shall lok at her official website to see how popular in fact she is.

Patty Inglish MS (author) from USA and Asgardia, the First Space Nation on July 18, 2018:

Hello everyone! I really enjoy all the new comments on this thread and think I really SHOULD do a 21st century list. Classic beauty of the last century is still classic beauty, but new classic are before our very eyes today. It's wonderful!

Ian Stuart Robertson from London England on July 18, 2018:

Being well and truely into the 21st century it may be prudent to update the list of Top 10 most beautiful Women in the world. I nominate Nancy Dell' Ollio, a STRIKINGLY beautiful Lady. Ms Dell' Ollio is New York City born and a British barrister as well as a London socialite. Ms Dell' Ollio simply oozes sensuality and not just a pretty face she is an astute business woman emerging with a new found power and wealth.

Ian Stuart Robertson from London England on July 17, 2018:

With regards to beautiful women i am rather fond of Bjork as she is such an enigma. Bjork truely has a style to her advantage. Another fascinating lady is Zoella a young west country girl with entreprenuerial skills and spritely 'good looks'.

Ian Stuart Robertson from London England on July 11, 2018:

Old Sanskrit saying 'There is no rare jewell more precious then Woman'.

Ian Stuart Robertson from London England on June 27, 2018:

Naga Munchetti - ravishing.

Deepika Padukone - exotic.

Gal Gadot - wonderous woman.

Honor Blackman - glamorous.

Helena Bonham-Carter - alluring.

Sophia Loren - classic.

Ian Stuart Robertson from London England on June 27, 2018:

Further to previous comment on my favourites i'd like to give the 'beauty rating' on each.

Dita von Teese - beguiling.

Zoella - spritely.

Bjork - mystifying.

Angela Rippon - charismatic (top billing)

Ian Stuart Robertson from London England on June 16, 2018:

To keep the thread of the topic current.

Queen of Burlesque, Dita von Teese.

Entreprenurial teen, Zoella.

Icelandic ice maiden, Bjork.

B.B.C. presenters, Angela Rippon and Naga Munchetti.

Bollywood starlet Deepika Padukone.

Wonder Woman, Gal Gadot.

Glamorous English actress Honor Blackman.

Ditto, Helena Bonham-Carter.

Timeless beauty, Sophia Loren.

Patty Inglish MS (author) from USA and Asgardia, the First Space Nation on December 09, 2017:

@Gadfly - Your comments are delightful! Much happiness to you!

Patty Inglish MS (author) from USA and Asgardia, the First Space Nation on November 08, 2017:

Thanks for your input! At least some of the top 10 changes every few years in the minds of people, every few years, I imagine.

Ian Stuart Robertson from London England on November 08, 2017:

It would be difficult to name the top 10 most beautiful women in the world. I rate Eurasians as particularly alluring in the beauty stakes, combining the gracious demure of the Oriental and the poise and confident of western women. Regarding 'beauty' as i was growing up i often had thoughts about Sophia Loren as a sex symbol, but now that placement goes to Dita Von Tease.

Michael on March 18, 2014:

SHAKIRA!!

not only the most beautiful but also the sweetest kindest and most talented woman in the universe! I LUV HER!!

Gary on March 18, 2014:

Shakira definitely.. no one beats her beauty..

Patty Inglish MS (author) from USA and Asgardia, the First Space Nation on January 18, 2012:

A matter of individual taste maybe :) Thanks for the comment!

gerald on January 18, 2012:

come on people---its so obvious that natalie portman has no competion here - she bloes them all away!!!

Peter on January 01, 2012:

MY all time favorite is Michelle Hunziker, most beautiful woman on earth

Patty Inglish MS (author) from USA and Asgardia, the First Space Nation on December 31, 2011:

Not my favorites - sorry!

Franco on December 31, 2011:

Wow, I am so surprised not to see mention of the incredible Elizabeth Taylor, Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly. All stunningly gorgeous and real women. Rachel Welch too.

Marwan Asmar from Amman, Jordan on December 12, 2011:

You know this is the beauty of writing, you can put down anything you like and someone, somewhere out there will like and appreciate. Ten most beautiful women in the world eh, huge assumption, many, many to choose from yet we sit and read, and explore and perhaps come out with more.

Patty Inglish MS (author) from USA and Asgardia, the First Space Nation on November 29, 2011:

Thanks for the comments and opinions.

valerieya anne on November 03, 2011:

i think tyra banks is too hot

shraddha pandey on March 27, 2011:

Aiswarya rai bachan is the most beautiful women in the world and her eye are gorgeous. I love ash.

tahir ahmad shams pakistan 00923215129636 on November 11, 2010:

i think aishwariya rai bachan is most most most most most beautiful women i have ever senn in my entire life

JohnBarret on November 05, 2010:

What about Aishwarya Rai? She is most beautiful woman on Earth. (you can check my hubs on her too).

natasha vanzelian on October 14, 2010:

marie carey is the cutes of them all

endless subject on September 06, 2010:

defo halle berry and shakira but like your list...eva mendes and salma hayek mysterious look er....maybe elle mcphereson!!

koi on July 24, 2010:

MEGAN FOX MEGAN FOX MEGAN FOX !!!!!!!!!

XDXDXDXDXDXDXD

nimeataur on July 02, 2010:

maureen o hara, hedy lamarr, ava gardner and vivien leigh they dont make them individual like this lot any more

Sachin Jade on June 17, 2010:

I think my girlfriend is more beautiful than all of them... :)

MARIE on June 09, 2010:

WONDERFUL

Jason G on May 30, 2010:

What about Leslie Caron? Later plastic surguries are questionable; but, in her movie years - way beatiful.

RavReb on May 16, 2010:

Natalie Wood, hands down, is the most beautiful woman in the history of the world.

AARTI MALHOTRA FROM BAHADURGARH on March 18, 2010:

WHAT ABOUT THE AISHWARYA AND KATRINA.

violette on February 24, 2010:

wow~!

lfinney on December 11, 2009:

Their's been a lot of attractive women but I have to say in my opinon that BB and MM probaly tops the all time list.

Patty Inglish MS (author) from USA and Asgardia, the First Space Nation on November 10, 2009:

Thank you, afridi. It was a sad and notorius event.

afridi on November 10, 2009:

THE prime minister of pakistan BENAZEER BHUTTO was the most beautifull woman of the world.but the terrorest killed her, i love and like her so much... watch her on youtube.com.,,,, benazeer buttho

Mike Lickteig from Lawrence KS USA on November 04, 2009:

Halle Berry is stunning, and I have always found Valerie Bertineli to be beautiful--even before she lost all the weight!

samironwebtrack on November 01, 2009:

interesting hub...good information

Azim Baqar on July 06, 2009:

My most beautiful women is Kathrina Kaif.

Grace on May 14, 2009:

My most beautiful women in the are Aishwarya rai, i am crazy about her and she is my idol and everything especially fashionand being glamorous. The other women are Halle Berry, tyra banks,Megan fox , Beyonce, my favourite singer,and Amrita Rao.

elaine on May 14, 2009:

kristine hermosa of philippines is the most beautiful woman for me.

Patty Inglish MS (author) from USA and Asgardia, the First Space Nation on October 20, 2008:

That's quite a nice lineup as well, poetrysoup - thanks for letting us in on it. :)

poetrysoup on October 20, 2008:

my top ten is halle barry,young lauren hutton,young sophia lauren,nichelle nickles,marilyn monrue,thinner tyra banks,younger liz taylor and lena horne

Patty Inglish MS (author) from USA and Asgardia, the First Space Nation on October 16, 2008:

Thank you for that.

aroundmehypocrites on October 16, 2008:

Beauty in any form or content melts the onlooker; beauty cultivates minds, imagination; beauty is the nurse of emotions and none else can take this role.

Patty Inglish MS (author) from USA and Asgardia, the First Space Nation on April 11, 2008:

Well lets start a second list and you can be at the top, Immie, and Scarlett can be next. :)

Immie on April 11, 2008:

Where the hell is Scarlett Johansson?

I think she is the number 1 most beautiful woman in the world by far.

And i come in at a close second, haha i'm kidding. x

Patty Inglish MS (author) from USA and Asgardia, the First Space Nation on March 21, 2008:

Thanks for the comment!

Patty Inglish MS (author) from USA and Asgardia, the First Space Nation on March 17, 2008:

The new Star Trek film at the end of 2008 will be interesting, in that younger actors will portray Uhura and the rest at the Academy. I don't know if they can compare with the originals.

Abhinaya on March 16, 2008:

I can never forget Uhura.She was my favourite in Star trek series.

Patty Inglish MS (author) from USA and Asgardia, the First Space Nation on March 16, 2008:

it WAS fun, but purely my own personal opinion. I hope to meet Nichelle Nichols once more. She is so classy!

Angela Harris from Around the USA on March 15, 2008:

Wow, narrow it down to just 10? So difficult. My son would agree with Natalie Portman and Halle Berry. My daughter would agree with Chakira as a choice. Diverse list, to be sure. It was fun looking over it.

Patty Inglish MS (author) from USA and Asgardia, the First Space Nation on February 25, 2008:

Hey, that's great. Thanks for sharing that with us. I should look half so good when I reach that age. Oy! She is still beautiful.

adventure from U.S.A. on February 25, 2008:

Funny you mentioned Nichelle Nichols. Whenever an old Star Trek episoede comes on, I always think "man, Uhura was really hot!". Great picks.

Patty Inglish MS (author) from USA and Asgardia, the First Space Nation on December 26, 2007:

OH! - get her picture and we'll put her on here, compu-smart.

Compu-Smart from London UK on December 24, 2007:

Not bad, not bad...I know a girl who works in a grocery shop who is so beautiful and would give these girls a run for there money...!!

Patty Inglish MS (author) from USA and Asgardia, the First Space Nation on December 22, 2007:

It's just my opinion by my individual experience. I don't have the opportunity to see any Indian women (except for Hub Pages!). Thanks for the comment.

shailini from Bangalore, India on December 22, 2007:

there is not even a single indian woman?

Patty Inglish MS (author) from USA and Asgardia, the First Space Nation on December 22, 2007:

O thank you dataminer - that's exactly what I was thinking when I composed this one. :)

dataminer from Ninety Six,SC on December 21, 2007:

There are those who have their 15 minutes of fame but few who stand the test of time and cross a number of generations and media!! Well done;-)

Patty Inglish MS (author) from USA and Asgardia, the First Space Nation on December 20, 2007:

Thanks for stopping by Kenny. :)

Ashok Rajagopalan from Chennai on December 20, 2007:

Halle Berry and Sandra Bullock head my list! Thanks Patty for this eye candy and info!

Patty Inglish MS (author) from USA and Asgardia, the First Space Nation on December 17, 2007:

Thank you! Some of these ladies on my list have a made a lasting impression on me, even the ones before my time!

markion from London on December 17, 2007:

great list, glad you didn't just look at those currently in the spotlight!

Patty Inglish MS (author) from USA and Asgardia, the First Space Nation on December 16, 2007:

I'm, glad you like them too, G!

Kiz Robinson from New Orleans, Louisiana on December 15, 2007:

Patty, those are some fabulous ladies, no doubt about it!

Patty Inglish MS (author) from USA and Asgardia, the First Space Nation on December 15, 2007:

Thanks for the additions. :)

Poetic Knight from Ottawa on December 15, 2007:

Being Canadian I have to add

Shania and Pamala Anderson

Patty Inglish MS (author) from USA and Asgardia, the First Space Nation on December 12, 2007:

I agree with Rhonda Flreming and Maureen O'Hara as well. I ned to watch more Audrey Hepburn movies and take abetter look.

William F Torpey from South Valley Stream, N.Y. on December 11, 2007:

Nice hub, Patty. Lena Horne, Jayne Mansfield and Claudette Colbert are actresses I''ve enjoyed in movies for years. I don't know much (or anything) about the others. Other names that come to mind are Marilyn Monroe, Betty Grable and Rhonda Fleming. Personally, I always liked Maureen O'Hara.

Mark Knowles on December 11, 2007:

Great list - I agree about Audrey Hepburn though - she would always be on my top ten list.

Patty Inglish MS (author) from USA and Asgardia, the First Space Nation on December 11, 2007:

It is fun. I first saw Mariska as a amall animated woman on a kid's Saturday morning game show sort of thing years ago. When Law and Order arrived, I recognized her voice and her hair. Much fun.

Zsuzsy Bee from Ontario/Canada on December 11, 2007:

I didn't know Mariska is Jane Mansfields daughter no wonder she's so gorgeous...Hubpages all the way you learn lots everyday

Fun HUB

regards Zsuzsy

Patty Inglish MS (author) from USA and Asgardia, the First Space Nation on December 11, 2007:

Thank you for your insightful cooments, Isabella and Princessa!

Wendy Iturrizaga from France on December 10, 2007:

Like lovemeanddie I want to be on the list!!!! lol

From your list Shakira comes as my favorite "hips don't lie" not only a beautiful curvy woman but also a great dancer. Natalie Portman comes as my least favorite, I think there is too much bone on show!

Isabella Snow on December 10, 2007:

Yes, shes the grandmother of 2 hero kids!